Our Approach to SEND
Our starting point is that every boy is an individual and every boy matters to the school and to the individual staff. The Green School for Boys will be an inclusive school and staff expect to support boys with a wide range of emotional and learning needs. The school motto, to ‘reach beyond your grasp’, applies to every boy in every circumstance and staff will do all they can to help every boy to thrive. However, please note, that as a small and growing school we do not have the range of resources available to us that larger, more established schools do.
Every boy will have a form tutor to oversee academic and social wellbeing. The school’s values and expectations encompass care and compassion and it is our job make sure that all our boys feel safe and secure so that they can concentrate on achieving their academic best. The school has an experienced SENDCO who works with teachers, form tutors and Heads of Year to ensure the best possible outcomes for students.
On average boys enter secondary school with lower levels of literacy and more literacy-related specific learning difficulties than girls at the same age so there will be a school-wide focus on literacy for all boys, including oracy, communication and presentation skills as well as reading and writing.
Support with Transition
Throughout the summer term the school runs drop-in clinics for any prospective parents and carers of Year 6 boys who want to talk through their son’s needs. There will also be an assessment day in the summer term to identify boys’ strengths and weaknesses and we will visit all the boys at their primary schools. We will speak to the primary school teachers to make sure that important information, for example approaches that have been effective at primary school, are shared.
Our SEND policy can be viewed on the policies page of this website.
For further advice please contact our SENDCo Ms Helen Byrnell.